Software quality assurance analysts and testers

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2019 Workforce
71.5k
Average Age
40.1
Average Salary
$77,595
Average Male Salary
$79,702
Average Female Salary
$74,747

About

Software quality assurance analysts and testers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Software quality assurance analysts and testers was $77,595 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Software quality assurance analysts and testers by wage are Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Network and computer systems administrators, and Agricultural & food scientists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Software quality assurance analysts and testers are Reston (North) & Franklin Farm PUMA, VA, Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, and Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville & Lanham PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Software quality assurance analysts and testers are Reston (North) & Franklin Farm PUMA, VA, Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, and Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Software quality assurance analysts and testers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Software quality assurance analysts and testers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Software quality assurance analysts and testers, by average wage, is Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing. Software quality assurance analysts and testers are paid most in Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Reston (North) & Franklin Farm PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$77,595
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,924

In 2019, Software quality assurance analysts and testers earned an average of $77,595, $22,071 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Network and computer systems administrators make somewhat more than Software quality assurance analysts and testers while Stationary engineers & boiler operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Software quality assurance analysts and testers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.275
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Software quality assurance analysts and testers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.275, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Software quality assurance analysts and testers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Software quality assurance analysts and testers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Software quality assurance analysts and testers, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Software publishing, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

71.5k
2019 Workforce
± 6,561
1.12%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.9%

The number of people employed as Software quality assurance analysts and testers has been growing at a rate of 1.12%, from 70,658 people in 2018 to 71,451 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Software quality assurance analysts and testers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Software quality assurance analysts and testers at  43.3%, followed by Software publishing with 5.18% and Banking & related activities with 4.86%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Software quality assurance analysts and testers in the US. The average age of male Software quality assurance analysts and testers in the workforce is 39.5 and of female Software quality assurance analysts and testers is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Software quality assurance analysts and testers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

41.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,975
30.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,279

57.5% of Software quality assurance analysts and testers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Software quality assurance analysts and testers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Software quality assurance analysts and testers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

58.5% of Software quality assurance analysts and testers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 28.2% of Software quality assurance analysts and testers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Software quality assurance analysts and testers.

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Age by Gender

39.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.36
41
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.6

The median age of Software quality assurance analysts and testers is 40.1, and Male employees are generally 1.56 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Software quality assurance analysts and testers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Software quality assurance analysts and testers is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Software quality assurance analysts and testers hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

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